Volume 78, no. 6 June 2022
Even if the majority of our population still believes in it, Paul Ehrlich’s “population bomb” has not only fizzled but is imploding. If something does not change, we will have a situation unprecedented in world history, worse than even the Black Plague, Elon Musk pointed out in 2018. A video based on Our World in Data concerning number of children per woman from 1950 until 2020 shows fertility plummeting everywhere. Almost all the places that exceed replacement level are in Africa (https://twitter.com/TexasLindsay/status/1527722818053586950).
“Reproductive rights” championed by the AMA—and proposed as a fundamental human right by progressive politicians—mean almost exclusively the right not to reproduce. Sexual stimuli are pervasive, promoted even in kindergarten by vendors of “comprehensive sex education”—along with contraception, unlimited abortion, and forms of gratification that cannot produce a child (but can transmit infections that impair fertility).
Many young people do not want to have children, often because they have no hope for the future. Climate change, or pollution, or nuclear war will kill us all, they are told. Economic prospects are dismal. The “smart” future is life in the pod—no self-owned cars, no wide open spaces, every act or thought tracked.
And if there is no future, no frontier, and no opportunity to build or create something new, why work more than necessary to subsist and be entertained? And if there are no children? “Why do men work, says the poet Charles Peguy, if not for their children? The father throws himself away in hope,” writes Anthony Esolen (https://tinyurl.com/bdh2hwsp).
What if we do away with fatherhood, or “patriarchy,” as radical feminists demand? “Think of the hopelessness of the secular world, which has set its face in stubborn self-destruction against the figure of the father,” writes Esolen. “It is not just a gray life without fathers. It is a severely constricted life, bound to the present, not a culture but a mirthless floating along with the suggestions of mass phenomena.”
The global elite desires immortality, not through children, but rather through transhumanism (AAPS News, April 2021). World Economic Forum advisor Yuval Noah Harari claims that humans can gain “divine powers” (https://tinyurl.com/jvk85spv). Would a human cyborg be like the Head in C.S. Lewis’s 1945 novel, That Hideous Strength?
The Inverted Pyramid
An inverted population pyramid will collapse, as Musk pointed out. How will the shrinking number of workers support all the frail elderly? Medicare is already paying out more than it takes in, and digital dollars can’t answer call buttons or turn into bread.
Was it “culling the herd” to send COVID-infected residents back to nursing homes? Age-related rationing in medical care is alive and well, writes AAPS past president Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D. (tinyurl.com/2pn9kv99).
U.S. life expectancy is at its lowest in 25 years, having fallen by 1.5 years in 2020 (https://tinyurl.com/2p9ywwn6), and continuing to fall in 2021. COVID is only part of the explanation and does not account for an alarming increase in death rates of working age people coinciding with COVID vaccine rollouts (AAPS News, March 2022). In a CNN interview, FDA chief Robert Califf, M.D., said that American lives are, on average, 5 years shorter than in other high-income countries, and that “misinformation” is the leading cause of death—regarding heart disease and other big killers as well as COVID. No one who is completely up to date on injections and gets the new antivirals should die of COVID, he claims (tinyurl.com/2s44eeck).
Dr. Califf is former head of medical strategy at Google parent company Alphabet, and has worked closely with many pharmaceutical companies, including Merck and AstraZeneca.
Global elitists are more concerned about absolute numbers, not age distribution, and the total is about seven times more than our fragile planet can sustain, they say. Either we cut carbon emissions (achievable only by measures that will cut population) to prevent climate change, or climate change will cause mass death.
Dennis Meadows of the Club of Rome says he hopes we can achieve the needed depopulation (down to about 1 billion) by “civil (nonviolent) means”—he hopes by slow and “relatively equal” means. We can have 8 or 9 billion only with a strong dictatorship and much reduced consumption (tinyurl.com/pwtran8j).
Anti-COVID and anti-“climate change” policies are surely making the middle class more equal to government-dependent welfare recipients and less able to resist. A huge wealth transfer from small business to multinational corporations has occurred. The Woke professional managerial class in government agencies, academia, media, and corporations is doing fine—for now.
Will the “people rise up”? Yellow Vests were in the streets for 3 years, and Macron got re-elected. Canadian truckers and any who supported them are being financially ruined by Trudeau.
Successful revolts, such as the American Revolution, don’t come from the proles, but from elites with means, who fight on principle or because their own interests are threatened. The greatest threat to the global Left is men like Donald Trump or Elon Musk, who can afford the fight and are too rich to be bought, at least not with money. Where are our right-minded elites?
We may soon see massive depopulation from sickness, sudden death, infertility, and starvation. The result is the intention.
The ‘LGBTsQewing of America’
According to a February 2022 Gallup poll, about 20% of Generation Z (born 1997–2003) now identify as LGBTQ, as do 7% of Americans as a whole, double the rate in 2012. This is part of the solution to the “mystery” of the declining birth rate.
This shows that, “as history and science convincingly demonstrate,” sexuality is “highly malleable and amenable to social cues, norms, and proscriptions”—not biologically determined as advocates insist, writes attorney Alexander Zubatov. He states that what has occurred is a predictable result of the “undermining of all erstwhile sources of stability and meaning.” Self-centered individuals are on a “hedonic treadmill,” with society degenerating into a “spinning centrifuge unceremoniously hurling more and more of us outward toward irreconcilable opposite poles.” To save our young, we must “re-enchant our traditions…that the counterculture has done its utmost to uproot” (https://tinyurl.com/4wc7uwtc).
One commenter noted that we are witnessing deliberate social engineering—not with graphene or nano-chips, but with the skewing of education and culture. In a Christian culture, reproduction is naturally robust. The culture of “uneducated bigoted hillbillies” is being replaced by cosmopolitan modernism where people are self-absorbed and detached from reality. Population control has been surreptitiously achieved for “people of Pallor” who might be troublesome to the ruling Woke elite.
Elon Musk Gets Mad
Words from the 1976 movie Network sound eerily prescient. News anchor Howard Beale told his viewers: “I don’t have to tell you things are bad…. Everybody’s out of work, or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter, punks are running wild in the street…. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad!”
After making a buyout bid for Twitter, Elon Musk, reputedly the world’s richest man, got the right to examine the books. Unhappy Twitter employees started to out themselves as operatives of the Democratic Party. Musk learned that the Left’s diversity sloganeering is a sham, and that what he thought was the kindness party is the party of division and hate. He suggested he might start voting Republican, and, as he predicted, the far Left’s hatestream against him commenced (tinyurl.com/yckkhzhm).
FDA’s ‘Future Framework’ for COVID Vaccines
No more clinical trials will ever be needed for COVID vaccines if FDA adopts the proposed framework, which is modeled on the procedure for influenza vaccines. Every year a new formulation is approved and deemed “safe and effective” because it is “biologically similar” to existing shots. Toby Rogers, Ph.D., calls this “the most reckless idea in the history of public health. It shows that the FDA has completely abandoned science and its…duty to protect the public” (tinyurl.com/29ekp5yv).
“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing more than medicine on a grand scale.” —Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902)
Spain’s Health Ministry sounded the alarm about 650 cases of acute hepatitis worldwide, with no epidemiologic connection (https://tinyurl.com/pdjnbx5u). In a letter to the editor of the Journal of Hepatology, Hersh Shroff et al. report a case series of 16 patients with post-COVID-vaccination liver injury. Authors write: “We emphasize that our intent is not to promote vaccine hesitancy. The overwhelming benefits of these and other highly efficacious vaccines in the setting of a global pandemic greatly surpass any potential risk of liver injury that may exist (https://tinyurl.com/ycku3f9k). (Also see p 4.)
“Hepato-symptom laundering?” asks Jessica Rose, Ph.D. She notes that 60,442 liver-related adverse events had been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of May 27 (https://tinyurl.com/ybayrs7y).
Consumers are warned to discard organic strawberries that may be linked to cases of hepatitis A (so far, 12 hospitalizations and no deaths or transplants) (https://tinyurl.com/pvs3c9nd).
The FDA vaccine efficacy threshold should be lowered to below 50%, proposes Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) (https://tinyurl.com/m2daxaer). Though the number is “fluid,” Pfizer and Moderna are claiming efficacy of 80% in children under 5 years old, ahead of a Jun 15 meeting. “Is the FDA seriously considering basing national policy, that impacts 18 million children, by relying on a study with only 10 cases?” asks Toby Rogers, who also notes that nearly all children have natural immunity by now (tinyurl.com/bp7268vm).
Vaccine efficacy falls rapidly with time (tinyurl.com/56rfnvuc), and some suggest that it reaches 0% or even negative efficacy (tinyurl.com/48nf99rs). The “well-run” Pfizer trial used to claim 90+% efficacy is riddled with flaws and alleged fraud, writes statistician Mathew Crawford: “the house of cards shakes” (https://tinyurl.com/5cua89f2). The vaccine may impair long-term immunity by reducing neutralizing anti-nucleocapsid antibodies (https://tinyurl.com/yckhm9dt).
In the real world, Portugal, which has virtually no one left to vaccinate, has had multiple waves of COVID; currently, about 30 people (the equivalent of 1,000 Americans) die every day. In Oklahoma, about half vaccinated, nearly 80% of COVID hospitalizations in mid-May were in partly or fully vaccinated patients. Some health departments have stopped breaking out COVID reports by vaccine status (tinyurl.com/27bmbjs4).
June 25. Texas Chapter, Ft. Worth, TX, https://texasaaps.org.
July 9. Missouri Chapter, Lake Ozark, MO, https://moaaps.org/.
October 13-15. 79th annual meeting, Springfield, MO.
ACTION OF THE MONTH
Congress falsely claims that HR 6833 will reduce the cost of insulin. Ask the Senate to reject this phony measure and instead end kickbacks, the main culprit. https://p2a.co/9aO0Meq
Special Districts, Special Privileges
The Florida legislature, in response to Disney World’s criticism of the state law to protect schoolchildren from LGBT indoctrination, dissolved its unaccountable kingdom, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which was created in 1967 so Disney could control its affairs without interference from voters.
In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt urged the formation of special districts to skirt laws that limited local debt or required voter referendums to issue debt. There are now more than 38,000. After the tax revolt in the 1970s, they became a convenient way for government to escape new limitations on taxes. They have increased spending faster than other types of government because voters don’t know how to stop them; collectively, they spend more than $200 billion a year. In Nassau County, N.Y., 140 different special districts cost the average homeowner $1,000 a year in property taxes. Such districts do almost everything a city can do, but without most of the constraints. (Wall St J 4/25/33, https://tinyurl.com/2p9h3nax).
If the cancellation is fully implemented, Disney will be subject to county zoning and regulatory agencies, such as building codes and highway requirements.
Perhaps Reedy Creek won’t be the last to be brought to heel.
Administrative State Loses One
In Jarkasy v. SEC, “the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just handed the administrative state its head on a platter,” states AAPS secretary Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D. “No more can these administrative agencies try cases in their own administrative tribunal where they act as prosecutor, judge, and jury. The Court reapplied the ‘chains of the Constitution’ to bind them down.”
George Jaskasy, a hedge fund founder and investment adviser, was accused, convicted, and sentenced for securities fraud for allegedly inflating the value of assets. The Dodd-Frank Act allows the Securities and Exchange Commission to use its own tribunal. The Court ruled that this violates the right to a trial by jury and the separation of powers doctrine. The ruling applies only to the SEC but could encourage challenges to other independent agencies. If appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court it might threaten the 1935 Humphrey’s Executor precedent that upheld limitations on the President’s ability to remove members of bipartisan independent agencies (WSJ 5/22/22, https://tinyurl.com/3webkbyu).
COVID Vaccine Litigation
Pfizer moves to dismiss lawsuit brought by whistleblower Brook Jackson concerning alleged clinical trial fraud (tinyurl.com/mr273p4z), claiming that usual rules don’t apply in agreements executed under the defense department’s Other Transaction Authority (OTA) (tinyurl.com/58fwx2dm).
FAA, DOT, and 18 airlines are to be sued over employee mandates that violate constitutional rights to medical and religious liberties (https://tinyurl.com/f82wrpkf).
More than 500 servicemembers filed suit in in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas over the government’s mandating a vaccine that was not FDA approved and could not be administered legally: Wilson v. Austin, Case 4-22-cv-00438 (https://tinyurl.com/awz7knpd).
Tip of the Month: Some of the onerous COVID-19 vaccination requirements are quietly expiring, and it is worth checking your own state regulations. For example, Rhode Island imposed a mandatory COVID vaccination requirement on health care workers beginning Oct 21, 2021. But that requirement expired in March, and the left-leaning state replaced it with a masking requirement instead. This enables physicians and others in Rhode Island who declined to be vaccinated to begin working again, albeit while being told to wear an N95 mask when in contact with patients.
The Biden Administration’s controversial “Minitrue,” the Disinformation Governance Board (tinyurl.com/3v46e9pa), has been “paused,” but organizations such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) are there to hold doctors accountable.
ABIM president Richard Baron stated: “We’re not regulating speech. People can say whatever they want, but as the [ABIM], we have an interest in being sure that our credential means something and that people who hold it are differentiated from people who don’t hold it.” He is apparently threatening to decredential doctors for statements made in a legislative hearing or court proceeding, if ABIM somehow determines them to be clearly false, egregious, or “crossing the line” (https://tinyurl.com/ycktjjzt).
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reassured the elites that BigTech will continue to control the narrative. The weaponization of information has been going on for at least 5 or 6 years. “I think we’ve come a long way,” she said. “If…you do a search…,when it comes to sensitive topics, you’re going to see them coming from more authoritative sources” (tinyurl.com/4saw69v8).
The narrative is that vaccines are “safe and effective” but CO2 is deadly. The Dept. of Health and Human Services has asked “healthcare stakeholders” to take the pledge to “At a minimum, reduce organizational emissions by 50% by 2030…and achieve net-zero by 2050, publicly accounting for progress on this goal every year” (https://tinyurl.com/2p9ytmjz).
The result of this narrative is that millions of people are likely to starve to death in the next year. “Inflation, particularly of fossil fuels, and the crop failures caused by lack of fertilizers (again, exacerbated by lack of fossil fuels), will mean mass starvation,” writes Kurt Schlichter. Regime adherents are not willing to do “what it will take to derail the death train roaring down the tracks.” He attributes this to their “pagan climate religion” and the power they get from denying others access to fuel. The result is “not happenstance but a plan” (tinyurl.com/3vp8ecp3).
Big Pharma News
PharmaMar CEO José María Fernández Sousa-Faro, along with 2,200 others, was accused by Spanish police of buying fake COVID vaccine passports (https://tinyurl.com/2p9casm8).
“A big demand problem” is causing Moderna to dump 30 million unwanted COVID-19 vaccine doses. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told WEF of 7 billion “surplus” doses in warehouses (https://tinyurl.com/yckzbm7r).
King Fauci? The Doctor Who Would Be King, reviewed in the Wall St J (https://tinyurl.com/3dva8zwk), is likely the dream book of progressives/liberals/socialists. Dr. Jean Joseph David became known as “King David” in French Cameroon in 1939–1944. His task was to “reinvent a new society based on healthy foundations,” encapsulating the idea of a “civilizing mission,” a “fundamental principle” of European colonialism. France was treating an African tract as a laboratory where modern medicine could show “its capacity to transform society and cultivate life.” David’s methods were brutal. Dr. Fauci might envy his power.
The review notes that the French super-doctor ended his career in a suburb of Paris as a medical sales rep for a drug company. Once a king in a Conradian Heart of Darkness, “he petered out in the heart of drabness.”
Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., Lake View, NY
70 Years of Brainwashing. We already live in an advanced cultural Marxist society even though half of the country is still lulled in the false sense that we are still a Constitutional Republic. The globalists have transformed young generations into pliable communist drones. People whisper to their friends that they do not like what is going on, but they are too afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs or licenses, or of public shaming and ridicule. Generations of children have been B.F. Skinner’s lumps of clay who have been shaped into citizens who hate their own country. Today they fly the Ukrainian flag in support of a country they know nothing about, determined to defend its borders, language, and culture from afar while they are content with their own American culture being destroyed from within.
Ileana Johnson, Ed.D., https://tinyurl.com/29nrdst2
Excise Political Loserdom. Why do conservatives always compromise their position to the point of surrender? Want to lose an argument or a societal conflict? Just accept the loser position and consider it to be more civilized or even-tempered. Allow the enemy to decide the rules, the field of conflict, and the definition of terms (https://tinyurl.com/4wv6mhmp). Remember that the left never concedes and always fights to win.
John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Brownwood, TX
The Mainspring of Disinformation. During my short stay in D.C. I was told by high-level people at CDC, NIH, and FDA that their aim with each announcement was to “make the U.S. unmanageable and ungovernable under Trump.” They released bogus CDC reports on COVID deaths, suppressed reports of daily suicides in children, and misled Trump on the effects of lockdowns and of the fraud vaccine, which they knew had huge problems of safety and effectiveness. It was all about forcing every man, woman, and child on the globe to take the vaccine. Almost all the media worked in unison with the insiders, the politicians, and the deep-state bureaucracy. They hated Trump so much and did not care about the U.S. There is no negotiating with these people. Trump should have never ever played nice. They savaged him for it; he did not know they repay decency in D.C. with more hate and brutality. They win at all costs, and they will destroy the nation to get their way—look around you.
Nothing on COVID by CDC, NIH, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)—nothing was based on data or science. So-called experts were corrupted, inept, illogical, irrational, sloppy, and reckless. We need a proper public legal inquiry, and if we find that any did wrong and that their decisions cost lives, they must be held accountable. I want an acute focus on vaccines in children. I think people know that children will die, but they do not care. Their careers, grants, and fame are more important.
Paul Elias Alexander, Ph.D., https://tinyurl.com/mr2j7sct
A 1989 Inflection Point? According to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in an interview with Mike Tyson (https://tinyurl.com/sr7zfwuy), if you were born before 1989, your chance of having a chronic disease is 12%. If you were born after 1989, it’s 54%. In 1989, the CDC packed multiple doses of several more vaccines into the childhood schedule. Every one of the injuries that have become an epidemic is listed as a side effect on the manufacturer’s inserts of the 72 vaccine doses that are now mandated for our children.
Joseph Scherzer, M.D., Paradise Valley, AZ
Autoimmune Hepatitis. Yet another scientific article points to the danger of current COVID vaccines given to children, and is another reason I believe mandates for these vaccines for children should be criminal. Just a few weeks after the rollout of this vaccine for children, WHO issued a global alert about higher than usual rates of hepatitis in previously healthy children, after ruling out the common viral causes. Many cases were so severe the patients required a liver transplant or died. The Journal of Hepatology (tinyurl.com/2p98twab) reported a case showing that “COVID-19 vaccination can elicit a distinct T cell-dominant immune-mediated hepatitis.” The American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC, FDA, et al. are going to create ever-increasing mistrust (justifiably), the longer they ignore a rising mountain of evidence.
Bose Ravenel, M.D., F.A.A.P., Winston-Salem, NC